Federal government to invest $268 million to continue the battle against alcohol and drug misuse

The federal government will provide $268 million to continue support for Australians battling alcohol and drug issues. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding over three years from 2019-20 to 2021-22 will be provided to regionally-based Primary Health Networks. He said the Northern Queensland PHN would receive $1.284m per year over the next three…

Free flu vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

The federal government will ensure 170,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents are vaccinated against the flu for free and additionally provide a $12 million to boost a national immunisation education campaign. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said seasonal influenza vaccines will be available at no cost through the National Immunisation Program for…

Our marine park grants now open

The federal government is further strengthening environmental protection of Australia’s marine parks with a $5 million fund to improve conservation and encourage sustainable fishing practices. Our Marine Park Grants build on the government’s world-leading management plans implemented last year, which delivered new levels of protection for 3.2 million square kilometres of pristine marine areas. The…

Federal government to invest $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease

The federal government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease, which affects more than 65,000 throughout Australia and including those living in Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today, on international day for congenital heart disease, the government will provide $20 million for medical research into…

People with disability in Far North Queensland to benefit from government inclusive conferences grants

The federal government has announced up to $315,000 in grant funding to make conferences more accessible for people with disability. The National Disability Conference Initiative grants assist eligible conference organisers to include people with disability at nationally-focussed, disability-related conferences in Australia.  Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the grant funding will help to assist people…